Emmy award winner Lisa Ling has a new reality show: The Job on CBS. In each episode, five candidates participate in several rounds of elimination challenges to compete for dream gigs at fabulous places, like Epic Records, Major League Soccer, and Gilt. And with a show based on being office-ready, Ling upped her work attire, thanks to the show’s stylist, Nicole Young. We caught up with Young to get the inside scoop on Ling’s polished-but-edgy wardrobe, which includes a mix of contemporary pieces, plus a few custom dresses from Young’s eponymous label (other celeb fans include Rachel Zoe, Gabrielle Union, and Joy Bryant). Click “See the Photos” for more details and check out The Job on CBS tonight and every Friday at 8 p.m. EST.
Helmut Lang designers Nicole and Michael Colovos called upon shoe designer Tiffany Tuttle of LD Tuttle to put the finishing touches on their Picasso-inspired fall 2013 collection footwear—and Tuttle gave InStyle.com a sneak peek at her design process! “We focused on morphing geometric shapes and piecing them together, and the graphic lines and cutouts come from this concept,” Tuttle told us of these lace-up, cut-out booties, which debuted at New York Fashion Week, along with calf-hair covered boots, electric blue heels, and bright winter white pumps. “The shoes work off the clean lines and minimal-but-strong look that Nicole and Michael Colovos created for Helmut Lang.” Add these to your fall shopping wish list!
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Beyoncé joined Instagram about six weeks ago, and since then, she’s mostly filled her feed with super stylish shots of her posing in too-cool outfits. And we’ve found her latest one! The singer is wearing Helmut Lang’s pointed cuff blazer in oxblood, with coordinating bordeaux and black skinnies, Rag & Bone’s Grand Prix leather panel pants. You can get them both—the Lang jacket is available for $645 at barneys.com, and the pants are up for grabs on rag-bone.com for $253.
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Helmut Lang’s signature downtown look got a dose of medieval for fall 2012, with a Game of Thrones-inspired collection that any noble in Westeros—or any fan in our non-mythical world—would love. Creative directors Nicole and Michael Colovos said they looked for an “interpretation of The Game of Thrones guardians,” and as a result, “their dual existence of forest life and a stark minimal world is embodied in the mixing of hard and soft fabrics, tree bark printed leather, and minimal body conscious silhouettes.” In addition, the lineup boasts textured sweaters evoking body armor and fauna-printed pants and dresses, as well as a first-time shoe collaboration with LD Tuttle designer Tiffany Tuttle. “I strove to design footwear for the Helmut Lang collection that was powerful but understated, allowing the materials to create beautiful shapes on their own,” Tuttle said of her five-piece capsule, which includes wedge booties and over-the-knee styles covered in stringray, rubbed suede, and a blood-spattered print. Click through the gallery to see more of Helmut Lang’s Game of Thrones-inspired looks, and shop the collection starting this month at Helmut Lang stores and helmutlang.com.
Jennifer Nettles sang for one million viewers during last night’s Duets episode, and we caught up with the country star to get the details on her outfits for the ABC show. “I loved the chic versatility of my wardrobe in the second episode,” Nettles told InStyle.com exclusively. “My team’s song choices were varied, so I wanted to make sure we could achieve two, individual looks while being able to do so within the very limited, ‘quick change’ time we had between performances.” Nettles worked with stylist Gillian Steinhardt to create her two looks, which included pieces from The Row, Helmut Lang, and Isabel Marant. Click through the gallery to get all the details!
Wouldn’t it feel great to pick up a pair of festive, art deco Lulu Frost earrings and donate to charity at the same time? CommunityCollection.com lets you do just that—20% of all purchases off the new site go to great causes. Founder Brooks Cook’s innovative e-commerce platform helps designers get into philanthropy, allowing them to team up with a carefully vetted non-profit (of their choosing).
And if the charitable angle isn’t enough to tempt you, the site has great designers on board! Diane von Furstenberg partnered with Girls Inc.—and Helmut Lang teamed up with Flying Kites Global. Since all the funds raised are carefully, publicly tallied, these are some designer duds you can definitely feel good about.
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— Susannah Edelbaum
Stylist Anna Bingemann (inset) often dresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Watts, Tina Fey and Claire Danes for red carpet events. This week, she’s contributing to InStyle.com, picking out her favorite looks from New York Fashion Week. Check out her latest pick below!
“Helmut Lang concentrated on outerwear with this season and created its most chic jacket yet, a reversible fur-and-leather jacket, perfect for all moods. But it was the long sleek black shearling coat worn with a very fine long cashmere tank dress that was my favorite.”
— Anna Bingemann
This spring, the Council of Fashion Designers of America partnered with NYCEDC and Newmark Knight Frank to welcome a dozen up-and-coming designers to their new Fashion Incubator—a 10,000 square foot N.Y.C. Garment District loft that leases studio space to select tenants at below-market rents. The hand-picked group includes Prabal Gurung, Subversive Jewelry designer Justin Giunta, and Alice Ritter, who told InStyle after a recent visit, “I feel like Jaime Sommers, the Bionic Woman, in the incubator! The CFDA is making us smarter, stronger, better designers and entrepreneurs.” Click through our gallery to find out more about these 12 designers to watch.
—Lauren Waterman, with reporting by Joe Berean